by Cora Carmack
So when I started reading this book, I was kind of disappointed. A few chapters in, I thought it was just going to be one of those annoying books riddled with cliches and stereotypical characters...but then a few chapters later, I realised I was still reading and didn't really have any desire to put the book down.Summary: Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, Bliss Edwards decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible - a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren't embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognises her new theatre professor. She'd left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.
It did have its cliche moments and was a bit predictable (it's rare to find a romance that isn't), but it was addictive and entertaining, and somewhere along the line I realised that either the things that bugged me in the beginning had lessened or I was just not really annoyed by any of it anymore (honestly, in the end, the only thing that still annoyed me were the two main characters names).
I was kind of indifferent to most of the characters, except for Garrick and the cat, who were both lovely (and one of the minor characters who may or may not have been called Rusty or something like that?). Bliss was...she wasn't a bad character, I didn't dislike her, she just wasn't particularly memorable? Aside from rooting for her and Garrick to get together, I didn't really feel much towards her character in the end, be it negative or positive.
This review isn't very detailed or clear, but I just don't have much to say about it. I doubt it'll be one that sticks with me, it's more of those ones that I enjoy while reading but don't feel anything when I think of the book even an hour after finishing it. But it was sweet and I was smiling at the end. I don't have much else to say about it except for that.
If you're looking for a fun, fast paced romance to keep you entertained for a few hours, I recommend checking this one out (Julie does too, she reviewed the book a while ago too and while I liked the book, she loved it). I think Faking It may be more my kind of thing (uh, perhaps I should reword that? I mean Faking It, the second book in the series. /probably unnecessary clarification).
I'd rate it 3 stars out of 5.
p.s. If anyone is reading this and happens to be British, do you hear British dudes calling people "love" often? Because I've lived here my entire life and I can count on one hand how many times I've actually heard someone do that, and I've never heard it said by anyone younger than 30-40. And yet every British guy in romance novels seems to say it quite a lot? Maybe I've just not been to the right parts of Britain. =P